The battle to reduce opioid misuse can start in the emergency department (ED). Participants earned how St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, in Paterson, N.J., took this approach in January 2016 with its acclaimed Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program. This multidisciplinary initiative manages pain without opioids and helps patients with drug dependency and addiction. Mark Rosenberg, chair of emergency medicine, shared how the hospital started ALTO and results to date.
Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA
Chair of Emergency Medicine
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center